Obama and McCain make joint appearance

To the Point

For the first time since they became presumptive presidential nominees, Barack Obama and John McCain will be in the same place at the same time: evangelical Saddleback Church in Orange County, California. The church's pastor, Rick Warren will be talking for one hour each to McCain and Obama, both of whom he calls "friends."

The interviews will be back to back, but this is the first time the two will have been in the same place at the same time since becoming presumptive presidential nominees.

Pastor Warren is the author of "The Purpose Driven Life," which has sold some 30 million copies worldwide.

On "To the Point": what to expect from the interviews, how a California evangelist landed such an event, and the potential impact on fundamentalist Christians and the rest of the voting public.

Guests:
- David van Biema: Senior religion writer for "Time" magazine
- Rob Schenck: Chair of the Committee of Church and Society, Evangelical Church Alliance
- Richard Pierard: historian of the evangelical movement in the US
- David Domke: Associate Professor of Communication, University of Washington

More about the Saddleback Civil Forum.

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